mischief. They could not understand how the mere consciousness of his own uprightness, and a sense of reliance on the arm of eternal justice, could inspire a man with courage to face so many.
"My friends," said Penn, as they beset him with threats and blasphemy, "I have never injured one of you, and you will not harm me."
And as if some deity held an invisible shield above him, he passed by; and they, in their astonishment, durst not even lay their hands upon him.
"I've hearn tell he was a Quaker, and wouldn't fight," muttered one; "but I see a revolver under his coat!"
"Where's Sile? Where's Sile Ropes?" cried others, who, though themselves unwilling to assume the responsibility of seizing the young master, would have been glad to see Silas attempt it.
Great was the joy of Carl when he saw Mr. Hapgood walking through the guard of ruffians untouched. But, a moment after, he uttered an involuntary groan of despair. It was Penn's custom to cross the fields in going from the Ac